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>>> good friday morning. i'm allison seymour. >> i'm tony perkins. we are on the road this morning as we started last week. this is our hometown fridays tour. we are in southern maryland this morning in leonardtown, maryland. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> it is friday, july 9th. welcome to fox 5 morning news. every friday this month, we are taking the show live to communities across our region. today, again, we sit in leonardtown, maryland. the county seat for st. mary's county. and the beginnings of what would become this fantastic and really friendly city that we're in this morning stretch back to 1654. >> so there is some 350-plus years of history to cover. to do that, we've done a lot of homework. we have learned a lot about this but we'll go right to the experts. of a been here since yesterday afternoon. a lot of folk know their history here. we'll find out about some of the history of leonardtown coming up from some of those who actually live here. that is coming up later this hour. also, much like any city on the water, leonardtown's location plays a
know allison and tony, you have your fans and they have been telling me, i want to meet tony and allison and i have met someone true to my own heart here. this is -- >> elizabeth. >> this is elizabeth. and you can see from her shirt who her number one fan is, tony and allison. that's right, it's me. are you going to be a weather girl some day, a weather woman? >> yes. >> yeah. okay. more on that coming up. >>> let's get right to the weather forecast. by the way, i love your shirt. did i tell you that? yes. and let's get to the weather forecast. it's getting humid out here. a lot of sunshine here in leonardtown. temperatures right now in the 70s. 73 degrees at reagan national. 82 now in the city. so we're warming up. highs today later in the let'lor ite radar. right now no problems. a lot of sunshine across the area. later today we could see a few pop-up thunderstorms back in the forecast just like yesterday. if you want rain, i know most of the lawns need it, you have to hang out tonight and during the morning hours tomorrow. that's the best chance for much- needed rain acros
we got here. you've been a trooper in staying out here all morning. allison and i are sold after being here a few hours. >> it's a great destination. it's wonderful. >> we're planning our next visit to come out here. we hope everybody comes out to see some of the great things you have in the area. let's talk a little about this weekend. we talked about the great history of leesburg, loudon county and the role it played throughout history. now this is an event weekend, the 4th of july coming up on sunday. you have a lot of special events going on. >> we do. it's an amazing time of year. everybody celebrates the fourth. so you know, at some point's the first friday here in leesburg, i think you already talked about that. tomorrow the parade and fireworks. we go onto the 4th of july with several communities having parades and communities around um, the county, and then, um, you know, they have concerts and fireworks and all sorts of activities that the entire family can enjoy. if you go to our blog, we actually have a fireworks finder. if you're like "where am i?" go see the firewor
'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. we are in fantastic poolesvilleing maryland for this edition of hometown fridays. fox 5 morning news at 6:00 starts right now. very we are in fantastic poolesville, maryland. >> we give a big welcome on this friday morning. a beautiful sunrise and we are in northwestern n that this montgomery county. it is week number four for our hometown fridays and we're very happy to be with some of the good folks here in poolesville, maryland. already some folks coming out to say hi to us this morning. >> we are about an hour away from the nation's capital. technically, 35 miles from the white house. but this world out here is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the nation's capital. this area was founded on farming. while agriculture might not be the mainstay anymore, the charm of rural life remains. >> you can get here about 45 minutes from downtown washington if you don't have traffic to deal with. we have quite a bit coming up including the big history of this small town. we'll tap into the expertise of a couple of local historians including on
back out to leonardtown maryland to check in with tony and allison. good morning. >> good morning to you. thank you very much. once again this morning we are in leonardtown, maryland, in st. mary's county. we are kindly joined this morning by the mayor, she's been mayor for years, jay norris. and everybody calls you chip. and we've all been saying it's a charming town and with some of the nicest people we've ever met. >> that's nice to say. i know that. i grew up here and my wife group up here. >> we were talking about how picturesque here. it wasn't always like that. this town went through a valley before it got back to up to the peak we are today. homeless tents where we sit some years ago. >> unfortunately that's true. the town was established in 1708 and it's hard for people to imagine in today's world but it was established because it was the center of the county, it was established for the courts and also established because it's a deepwater port. but it has been around for 250 years. and things changed the town, one was the pax river and the orange thing, and i think the bi
of our hometown friday. tony, allison. >> mel, don't say it like that. that hurts. >> it's sad. it's been so much fun. >> this is week five and we are in greenbelt. greenbelt is fairly modern compared to the other communities that we have been in. it was established in 1937. it was the first city in the united states built as federal planned housing community. it was designed under the depression era resettlement era. but back then it was to provide low income housing as a part of the depression era resettlement administration. >> being a part of the depression era, there was a need at that time for that low income housing. 5700 applicants tried to get into the original 885 residence that were built here. the government did not hold on to greenbelt forever selling off the city and several other planned communities in 1952. that is when citizens of greenbelt took over forming their own cooperative, award we heard a lot. >> greenbelt is an easy area to visit. there is easy access from the beltway, i-95, kenilworth avenue. to talk more about the attractions and why you may want to take the t
hometown fridays. we're kicking things off this morning in leesburg, virginia. that's where allison and steve are today. good morning to both of you, holly's out there too. >> good morning, it's great to be out here in leesburg this morning. we're pleased to be joined by the mayor this morning. we want to thank you for letting us spend our day with you. >> we're delighted to have you. >> we are enjoying the area, this is probably my first trip to leesburg, hard to believe, i'm from washington, d.c., but what a treasure trove of history. >> leesburg is a great community. you can live here, work here, play here. we have families, young urban professionals, we have everything in leesburg. >> this is telling me, it rang at the top of the 6. we're right on time, it's ringing now. we're sitting in front of the loudon county courthouse, talking about the historical aspects, what a wonderful community. >> we have the old courthouse, foreign visitors every year around the 4th of july and throughout the year, but you can see the historic nature of the sounds. >> let's talk about it. allison m
this morning. it is thursday morning, july 15th, 2010. good morning, i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. we're going to check weather and traffic. but first a look ahead this morning into at a national convention in kansas city yesterday, members of the naacp approved a resolution slamming the tea party movement for racism. coming up this hour we'll get reaction from a member of the tea party. >>> and we hope to get an update on the on going escalator problems following this chaotic scene on monday night as passengers were forced to climb broken escalators to get out. we'll speak with someone from metro later. >>> and if you don't have a school age children, they are everywhere. we are talking about silly bands. at 9:00 hour, we'll have information on a huge silly band exchange going on all around d.c. they are so hot my two dogs even wear them. >> they are so hot some schools are saying they don't want kids to wear them. they're all over the place. >>> and talking about the forecast today. another hot one out there, tony. >> what is amazing about the silly bands is four weeks a
. >>> i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm allison seymour in for steve chenevey. d.c. firefighters on the scene of ad jacement row hows on rhode island avenue northwest. a battalion chief tells fox 5 a fire on the rooftop deck area of number 10 rhode island avenue spread for numbers 8 and 12. you are see age live picture from the scene now. fire crews got to the scene just about an hour ago. it is right near the intersection with north capital street. this is impact the traffic in that area. we are told that no one is hurt. >>> now to southeast and the other breaking story. a car and metrobus collided just a few hours ago. a driver of the car ran a red light at 14th street and pennsylvania avenue early this morning and was t-boned by the bus. the bus then went on to hit another car. there were passengers on board that bus at the time. one person was seriously hurt. three others sustained minor injuries. although it is unclear whether those hurt were on the bus or in the vehicle. >>> quite a night on the national mall. a huge crowd turned out to watch what is arguably the country's most famous f
>>> we are on location this morning. i'm steve shannon,. >> i'm allison see moore, we're kicking off hometown fridays on this friday morning on fox 5 morning news. we're happy to be here. we'd like to say fox 5 morning news continues from lees bug right now. >> this is fox 5 morning news. >>> you can hear the bells chiming behind us. >> we are live here all morning long for hometown fridays,. we're in leesburg virginia. if you're looking for a classic all american town especially on this 4th of july weekends. this place is history dating way back from the first president, the reading of the declaration of independent at the original courthouse here. >> the first settlement here, of course -- this area actually out dates some of the areas a little more familiar with in the nation's capital. we're going to talk a lot about the history this morn from back in the revolutionary days. all the way up to modern times. >> i'll tell you where we are about 45 minutes outside us. happens to be the louden county seats well. it's been around for 250 years. >> just celebrated 250th anniversary
coming our way but they say they are going to be ready. back to you, tony and allison. >> thank you very much. >>> well now the heat can make it hard to get your exercise in. coming up next we'll talk to a doctor about some of the best ways to exercise in the heat and plus why you might want to have celery and pickle juice on hand. >>> also new information in the munt for a a missing organ boy. detailsoff involving its boy's step mother and a hit man. we'll be right back. it is 9:08. >>> more now on the record heat wave along the east coast. from here in the nation's capital to the apple. >> temperatures are flirting with the triple-digit. residents are blasting air- conditioning and staying hydrated. tucker barnes has more on how wide spread the heat is. >> would you like to pass on the viewer e-mail about another place to stay cool. >> yes, take the kids to the library. >> it's so simple you didn't think about ood ace, nice and cool and relaxing. >> this will be one for the history books. from philadelphia to new york to boston. you forget in new england they don't have air-conditionin
was scheduled to begin in the fall. allison and tony, back to you. >> thanks, gurvir. >>> in california, an alleged serial killer who has alluded police for years. find out how police tracked the suspect down. >>> and after the break it is decision day for lebron james which means that the basketball star -- which means the basketball star will make his announcement about which teams he has been considering and what one he's going to go to. >>> and plus barking and bawling. the washington mystics are teaming up with the humane society for a fun event and tickets are still available. they are here to tell us all about it when we come back. >>> welcome back. it's 9:12 now and it's the biggest sports story in the u.s. it is decision day for nba star lebron james. the two-time league mvp will announce who he plans to sign with during a prime time special tonight. he's expected to either stay in cleveland or go to new york, new jersey, miami, los angeles, chicago, maybe washington, d.c. or san antonio. president obama is still hoping he lands in chicago which of course is the president's hom
in a couple of minutes. allison, gurvir, back to you. >>> our top story this morning, remembering senator robert byrd. we are just under an hour away now from the body of senator byrd arriving at the capital. the public can pay respects today. his body will lie in repose at the senate chambers before taking to west virginia for a memorial service tomorrow. >> and here is a look at the schedule. it will arrive before 10:00 this morning and public can pay respects until 3:45 this afternoon. the casket will be removed about 4:00 this afternoon and flown to west virginia. he will lie if repose there all night before a return tomorrow. he was its longest serving member of congress. he died at the age of 92. >>> the hunt for a missing boater. >> crews are back looking on the potomac river. rescue crews searched near pope cook yesterday. daniel meyers disappeared when his boat sank. another man made it to shore and called for help. >> he then proceeded to swim and got within 300 yards of the virginia shoreline when the survivor lost sight of the missing person. >> the coast guard and the navy ha
tight, allison. and our peppermint sticks look like they're starting to fall apart also. and temperatures will pick up over the next couple of hours. and real quick, i want to mention the car temperature inside is about 94.5 degrees. so it will continue to be very warm. i would expect that to be over 100 very soon. back to you. >> thank you very much, tucker. we do appreciate it. >>> obviously problems not across our air why but everywhere. >> it's the talk of the town this week. the heat wave stretching up and down the northeast. >> now people have ideas when it comes to staying cool during the record temperatures but it's important to keep safe and sarah simmons is live on the national mall with a look at things from new york to d.c. sarah? >> reporter: well tony and allison, just when you think you are dealing with your own personal misery you take a step and realize that everybody even north of here is dealing with the heat just like we are. but the message for everyone about how to survive it stays the same. we're standing in front of the sprinkler. will it reace th
morning, allison. good morning, tony. some people that work near the laundromat believe they have seen this child predator lurking around here before but he has disappeared before police say he sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl inside the playhouse. now police are out to get him. the fourth dry cleaning laundromat is open 24 hours a day. outside kids play. on sunday afternoon, arlington police say a child predator sexually assaulted a 7-year-old inside this oversized playhouse. >> i can't get into too many of the specifics but he did sexually assault her. it was not a rape but sexual assault. we consider this very serious. >> reporter: witnesses helped police put together this composite sketch of a possible suspect. >> what happened? >> reporter: julia hernandez works a few doors down and says she thinks she knows him. >> every morning i see him over there. i say are you working? yeah, i'm working. later i come back, 3:00 in the afternoon, every time i see him over there. >> reporter: the 7-year-old said the suspect pulled her inside the playhouse. detectives say the suspect had bro
. >> and i'm allison seymour. last night's stormy weather may be to blame for a fire at st. elizabeth hospital. the flames broke out in a building used by homeland security. we're told a lightning strike may have caused that fire. >>> and storms also knocked out power to a few thousand people in the area. pepco reporting 2600 outages and dominion has 250 and bp and e 150 people out in prince george's county. those numbers expected to decrease through the morning hour. >>> let's get the latest on the weather from tony perkins. good morning. >> good morning, allison and steve. good morning, everybody. we have clouds out there this morning. a couple of rays of sun breaking through here and there. most folks are try but there are a few rain showers still this morning and it is a humid start to the day. here is a look at the radar, and you can see the heavy storms that came through last night have pushed off to the north and east and are moving through new jersey, new york city, long island. we have a few showers out to the south and west. a couple of those showers will move across portion
the most it was, enjoy it. thank you for being with us. i'm tyesha. >> i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm allison see crrs seymour. >> i'm he tony perkins. >> there is a woman here with some wonderful children and we'll show them a little bit later on for my fighter five. >> it is really my first 15. that is a hint. -- for my first five. >> it is real hi my first 15. that is awe hint. >> we are in greenbelt. >> this is a planned community and we're in the old part of greenbelt and it is a walkable community. if you visit this area, can you check out the neat old places that are still around. it is about 13 miles outside of d.c. >> we'll start with the pair of greenbelt coming up in just a couple of minute. we'll find out more about this community which is a hidden treasure. you moo its know of it from the metro stop or a big metro parking lot. but literally, just about a mile or so from there, got a great little community. we are learning more about it this morning. >> we'll do it in the nice cool morning weather. >> thank goodness. the weather has cooperated today. we have cool conditions. we
that kind of turbulence. allison cole took a flight from dulles to tokyo back in february and the turbulence was so strong the force actually picked her up and slammed her against the ceiling, kind of tossing her around. >> pretty much went horizontal, like superman and i hit the ceiling as hard as i've ever felt, the back of the plane, the back wall and back between the seats where i received other minor injuries. but that resulted in an entire back sprain. >> allison had gotten up to go to the bathroom when it all happened. and since then she's had trouble flying but had to because of her job. >>> well none of us like to pay to check our bags on flights, but should we have to when the airline loses our luggage? a seattle woman doesn't think so. in fact she is suing american airlines saying it refused to refund her money when the airline lost her bag last may. american's current policy said the airline is liable for up to $3,300 for lost or damaged bags. >> it doesn't say by the way if we lose your luggage we'll also throw in the $20 or $50 for us to lose that bag. >> it doesn't say that, b
, back to you. >> thank you very much. allison. >>> adieu important circle home for sale with photos of every room posted online but this house was the scene of a d.c. murder. it's the swan street house. roby chavez takes us inside for a look. >> reporter: for the third time in five years 1509 suite -- swan street is for sale again. neighbors are talking. >> i don't think i would want to see a place where someone was murdered. i think there is a market for that. i think people from outside of d.c. would be interested. >> reporter: there is no for sale sign. >> this is the room where he was murdered. >> here is a new house on the website located in the nation's capital. >> reporter: there is a detail of the $1.5 million price tag for the exclusive home. >> i was surprised simply because i knew that the new owner hadn't been in the house very long, maybe a little over two years at the most. so it seems like that's a rather quick turn-around. >> the current owner has a set. >> reporter: these are the pictures on the website, including the bedrooms of the three house mates who lived here
? those details coming up. allison, back to you. >>> new this morning, a man shot and killed overnight in montgomery county. his body found outside of a home on randolph road across from wheaton high school. >> now investigators are interviewing a suspect who said he did it. fox 5 sarah simmons joins us live from wheaton with details. sarah? >> reporter: well tony, police are telling us a 27-year-old man found dead at the scene here early this morning in the 3300 block of randolph road and another 27-year-old that police tell us turned himself into police an hour after the shooting. again this is the 3300 block of randolph road in wheaton, across from the wheaton high school. police tell us it was 1:00 a.m. that officers were called to the scene. they heard short that shots had been fired, about 10-13, right outside of the high school. >> we do know that the 27-year- old victim and a 22-year-old acquaintance arrived here about 1:00 a.m. for reasons still under investigation. there was a confrontation outside of the home in the front yard. our victim was assaulted and died of his wounds
. it is hometown fridays and i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey along with. >> allison seymour and we are live out of prince george's county this morning. we are in greenbelt, maryland for this, the final stop on our hometown fridays tour. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it is 6:00 and we are thrilled to be in the prince george's county. it is the final stop of our hometown friday tour this summer. we wanted to bring out as many people as we could. tony is here. we'll check in with him as well. >> holly is with us too this morning. you can't be in prince george's county and talk about greenbelt which is where we are this morning without talking about the goddard flight center so that is where she is this morning. we'll be talking with her very sortly. >> and beseeds what we think of greenbelt today, there is a lot of history in tbleen belted to talk about. we'll bring you all that history of the city. we have shared the history of places that we have visited all this month of july. green belt is a little different. it is one of the
thunderstorm later today. more details on the forecast coming up in a couple of minutes. allison, tony. >>> thank you. >>> now the developing story of a plane crash in pakistan. a plane with 152 people on board went down while trying to land at the airport in pakistan's capital islamabad early this morning. the air blue jet attempted to land in heavy rain and fog. >> unfortunately police now say all 152 people on board are dead. and the u.s. embassy is confirming that two americans died in the crash. fire and smoke could be seen in the hills above the airport as helicopters flew overhead. rescuers had a hard time getting to the scene because of the thick forest. >>> over news here at home, we continue to track the aftermath from sunday's severe but quick- moving storm. dozens of crews are trying to get the power on. pepco is reporting just over 36,000 customers without power, mostly in montgomery county temperature dominion has 210 customers without power in northern virginia. bge is down to 291 outages. >>> a big story we are following today the dime of a man prince georges county pol
is set to go in effect one week from today. live, allison has the details. good morning, allison. >> reporter: good morning, dave. if the feds get their way, the arizona immigration law will be struck down before it takes effect next week. it gives police the authority to question a person's immigration status if there's reasonable suspicion. today the justice department and more than 100 civil rights groups and individuals are challenging it in federal court saying it's unconstitutional. here's how one arizona sheriff is responding. >> the aclu? who are they? they are the ones suing me? your they concerned? why don't they wait until i put them in? your they going after me when it hasn't happened yet? >> reporter: it has sparked concerns across the country. polls show most americans favor it. reporting live from washington, d.c., allison burns, "ktvu channel 2 news." >>> time now, 5:16. a new field poll shows most californians support the death penalty. 7 #% of voters said the death penalty is an appropriate punishment for serious crimes. 42% said live in prison without parole, 4
, a funding bill for the war in afghanistan was passed despite democrat opposition. allison burns has more. good morning. allison. >> reporter: good morning, dave. that's right, the opposition is growing. even though the funked was approved last night, the bill had been stalled for months and more than 100 democrats voted against it including almost the entire bay area delegation. >> congress can't continue to write a blank check for the war in afghanistan. our men and women have been put in a tough situation where there's no immediate solution. >> the reality is that time has run out. we have to do it now. >> reporter: now, this legislation also includes billions in aid to vietnam veterans who were exposed to agent origin, efforts to haiti, what was stripped from this bill was emergency aid to prevent teacher layoffs across the country. allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, france has declared war on al qaeda after a french worker was killed. today, french troops attacked a base camp. the declaration and attack marked a shift in strategy for france. >>> well, tomorrow, ari
is in effect this morning, but without several of the provisions. allison burns is live in our washington dc newsroom. good morning, allison. >> reporter: good morning to you, claudine and the fight over this ruling is not over yet. as you said, arizona's new immigration law goes into effect today, but a federal judge has blocked some of the most controversial provision. let's look at some of the parts of the law that will not go in effect today. the police' requirement to question the immigration status. the requirement for workers to carry their immigration papers. there is relief and rage in arizona over this ruling. you can see some demonstrators hanging a banner. >> obviously, it's a little bit of a bump in the road and until i get my whole arms around it, we don't know exactly where we are going to go. we knew what was going to happen today, of course one side or the other was going to appeal. >> reporter: now, the ruling is considered a victory for the obama administration. i will take a closer look at this in the case that some say will go all the way to the supreme court coming up i
up in just a couple of minutes. allison, tony back to you. >> thank you. >>> thousands of residents across the area are waking up without power and it's creating a tricky commute for drivers. >> pepco is reporting about 237,000 customers without power. mostly in montgomery county. dominion has more than 10,000 customers in the dark, majority are in northern virginia and in maryland, bge has more than 35,000 outages at this time. fox 5's sarah simmons joins us live from rockville with more. sarah. >> reporter: well, tony, i can tell you here in montgomery county the traffic signals are the big issue with the power outages along rockville pike most of the traffic signals this morning have been out and where we are here at nicholson lane and rockville pike, we actually have officers who are here directing traffic right now, there's about 270 traffic signals that are out at this point in montgomery county. now, these officers arrived when they heard about the fact that there was a random citizen. if you take a look at the video, there was a random citizen who showed up here earlier dire
'm allison simarre. 6,000pepco customers remain in the dark. >> we're going to list the latest updates on power outages and plus how to contact you power company. look for the storey linking right there on the home page. >> did you get power yet? >> not yet. >> you might be the last one. >> i had to talk to a human being today. >> not yet. >> check with tony perkins perkins. >> i think she has wonderful to not have any electricity. >> who designed mr. flash. >> you've got that right. >> i hope you get you power tonight. for all of you, but as steve mentioned, going to be a little dicey here as we do expect to see some more thunderstorms develop. i don't think it's going to be like sunday, but i think there's some potential for strong to severe weather. let's take a look at what's happening right now, hd radar, here are some clouds out there. we're seeing some spots where we are seeing some per sippation well off to the west virginia. we're seng some lightning associated witsome of these areas of rain. there are some lightning storms, thunderstos, r
'm tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. we're going to check in with tucker on how bad things will get temperature wise. but as tony said, it's a good idea to try to stay cool today. that's going to be the focus for kids as he head out to play, whether it's the front yard or at camp. in the next hour, how to keep your kids cool under the hot sun from a camp director who is preparing for the day. >> important stuff. we don't want anybody to get sick. and that's why we stress it. >>> tucker barnes has the latest on all of the northeast. >> very hot conditions across the area. yesterday 99. today we'll mix in humidity as well so we have a heat advisory. the heat advisory goes into effect at noon today and this is a long duration so be prepared for hot conditions this afternoon and hot tonight and then again tomorrow. so the heat advisory doesn't expire tomorrow night at 11:00. let's talk temperatures. tony mentioned the heat wave is here in washington, baltimore, philadelphia and up to new york and southern new england. currently 79 here in washington. look at new york, 84 degree
allison, he tells me the man will be take on the the hospital for evaluation. that evaluation not only includes a physical but a mental evaluation, as well. captain allison says if the man does not pass the mental evaluation he will go to john george, a psychiatric hospital in the city of san leandro. if he does, he will most likely go to jail. there -- the hospital officials said no one has seen the man before and no one is familiar with the man. so it is a mystery why he came in and what he wanted. the woman, who was briefly held hostage, was not injured at all. reporting live in oakland, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> the time is 7:03. >>> in southern california an aggressive air attack is set to begin against a fast-moving wildfire near palmdale. we just learned 2,000 homes remain evacuated in the area called anna verdi. you are looking a at the fire that continues to burn in that area. there's 7,000-acres that have already burned since the fire exploded yesterday afternoon. power distribution lines, two oubuildings and a hay storage building have been already lost. what y
bring them inside. good morning, i'm tony perkins in for steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. going to be a little bit of relief but don't spend all day exercising or anything. >> i think the headline is that we're not going to hit triple- digits but still super hot. >> yeah, and more humid today too. temperatures aren't going to be 100 plus but more humidity around here so i'm not sure it will be comfortable during the course of the day. nevertheless trend is working into the weekend. we'll talk about uncomfortable temperatures to start the day. 81 degrees at reagan national. a lot of 70s on the map. 79 in baltimore, 74 in winchester, 75 in ocean city. so temperatures not on the comfortable side to start. you can see that in the live shot. high pressure giving us the unruly weather has been pushed out to the west and you can see cloud cover and a few light sprinkles along the low eastern shore. area of low pressure off the carolina coast there is actually doing the dirty work for us and that's good news because it's going to introduce a few more clouds into the forecast toda
, thousands are still without power. >> good morning, allison, the signals are still out here and likely will be for a while. route 29 and tech road. we have officers back here that are trying to direct traffic, at least keep folks from turning left onto route 29. trying to keep the traffic flowing easily if they can. crews are trying to work on restoring power throughout the region. pepco telling us they have crews from october hio, pennsylvania and delaware, heading back out this morning. they'll be paired up with tree-trimming crews to get to the power lines and get things restored. they hope to have the power restored to people by some time thursday. with the worst of this there, were more than 300,000 pepco customers without power. the storm knocked out four of their transmission substations. >> while we practice for storms, is this an unusual summer storm for us. we're bringing the full weight of the company all the resources that we can bring to bear to work our way through the restoration. >> reporter: and pepco promised to respond better after the storm, hurricane isabel a few y
. july 21st, 2010. thanks for joining us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. happy you are along for the ride with us on this wednesday morning. >> another hot ride. let's look at the weather with tucker barnes. >> forecast highs back into the middle 90s and it will only get warmer and into the end of the week. let's look at hd radar. mostly cloud cover but we are monitoring showers to the east.t river and towardxford and cambrie. you might enunter a brief sher on the way ou of the do. much of the area is dry but we'll watch rain showers and potential for strong thunderstorms fill in this afternoon. let's show you the satellite radar and i'll show you why. a weak frontal system approaching from the west and north. will not cool us off but squeeze out more showers and thunderstorms. so bring along an umbrella. and by the evening commute we have to look out for the potential for strong storms. steve mentioned the warm temperatures. currently 76 at reagan national. 76 in fredericksberg. hagerstown is 73 and in ocean city 76. our forecast high, sorry about that, 94 degrees.
outside. we're going to start with the temperature trend, allison. >> all right, tony. >> i'm not sure you'll like it. yesterday we topped ott at 87 and i think we'll do the same again today. but then it gets warmer. tomorrow 91 degrees, thursday hot and 94 degrees. 92 on friday. it's a hot summer, folks. what can i tell you. current temperatures around the region, rather soupy around the region, we've been saying this morning. the temperatures as we've been getting to tucker. can you do the honors, i don't have the clicker? 75 degrees right now in washington. 75 in baltimore. patuxent naval air station is at 77. fredericksberg 76. winchester holding firm at 69 degrees at this hour. here is a look at the satellite radar composite for the mid- atlantic region and what we're seeing is a precipitation that has pushed out. we had some good rainstorms overnight and during the early morning, that has all pushed off to the north and including heavy rain move ago cross delaware. now another little blip forming in eastern maryland. and we'll keep our eyes on that. but we'll expect to see more preci
on the capping of the broken well. the president called it good new this is morning. ktvu's allison burns is live with more on what he just said. good morning, allison. >> good morning to you, dave. that's right. we also just got an update from bp. it says the early tests on that new containment cap show that it appears to be working. there are no underground leaks. let's look at the white house where president obama is taking just a few questions after making some comments about the oil leak. he says that this containment cap is a very positive development, but he also says there are still a lot of challenges. this is still a big job and we don't want to get ahead of ourselves. now let's take a before and after picture of the broken well. three months of gushing oil and now the flow has stopped, at least for the time being. the newest containment dome appears to be a success but be bp says it is not clear yet if it will stay on. >> it is encouraging for the first time in 86 days not to see oil gushing out of the well but we all need to be cautious until we have seen the right results. >> there
high above the 90-degree -- 90 degrees and above. i will now hand it back to the desk. allison and tony, back to you. >>> keeping watch on the capped oil well in the gulf of mexico. four days have passed since the stop of the massive leak. >> but this morning there are concerns oil could continue to spew into the gulf and now bp and the government is trying to come together with a solution. stacy cohan is in the news room. >> reporter: last night there was an overnight conference call we're told between the federal science team and bp and they were trying to decide what to do about the potential new leaks. now the government at this point has decided to allow been -- decided to allow bp to keep it in place one more day. >> reporter: crews detect seepage near the well. the news is a setback for the company which early on sunday expressed confidence in the cap. >> we're hopeful if the encouraging signs continue we'll begin the test to get the well killed. so right now there is no target set to open the well back up to open flow. the government ordered bp to come up with a plan to redirect
. >> and i'm allison payne. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. in the sports world they called him the boss. he was the guy that made baseball fans angry and envious. >> steinbrenner was a passionate outspoken and medalsome owner. he fired managers on a whim and paid huge salaries for big name players. but the team won 11 pennants and seven world series under his ownership. took control of the yankees to his sons three years ago. authorities say steinbrenner suffered a massive heart attack in his home in tampa, florida, this morning. >> and in other news, lawyers for rod blagojevich may get the time out they are asking for. the judge in the corruption case says he may grant them a one week recess. wgn's nancy loo is live at the dirksen federal building with details. >> reporter: good afternoon. the defense is desperate for more time to prepare their case because the prosecution moved so fast they may rest an entire month earlier than expected. ahead of that prosecutors just put wyma on the stand. he helped federal investigators to
morning. i'm allison seymour. the 3.6 magnitude quake shook the area at 5:04 this morning. we felt it here in the studios for sure. the u.s. geological survey says the epi center was north, northeast of gaithersburg maryland. numerous calls have been coming in to police and fox 5 news with people saying they felt a rumbling like a passing train. we are asking that you don't call. we know you felt it. we appreciate the calls that have come already. don't call unless you have damage. so far no reports of injuries or damage. tucker joins me now. >>> just amazing. amazing. we can't describe it. a lot of people probably slept through it. for those of us that were wide awake, we were rocking and rolling. i lived in california for a time. i was in a larger earthquake in 89. it was sharp and very noticeable. almost surprised we didn't have any damage across the area. as you said a 3.6. i want to mention quickly that although earthquakes are rare in washington area they are not unheard of. in 93 we had a form near columbia. as recently as 2008, we had a is .8. >> when you say swarm was that a lot o
, allison and tony will be live in greenbelt, maryland starting at 6:00 a.m. you have about 45 minutes to get tressed and get on out and see them live at the town square. we are here back in the studio and i'm so glad tucker barnes is here with me today. >> i wasn't invited this week. apparently, i didn't behave last week. >> but then you get to come and join me. >> hang out with you. i see those guys every day. >> everyone likes to blame the weather people when it is bad weather so i'll let you take the credited for today. >> i deservet credit after making you guys put up with the last week or so. sorry about that for those you have you who still don't have power. >> they're in the watching anyway. >> exactly. the weather forecast today will be fantastic. lots of sunshine, lower humidity. temperatures only in the middle 80s. it will feel like a hint of fall out there. >> love it. >> you think so. 72degrees at reagan national. leonardtown, you are down to 6 # degrees. that is nice. 74 in annapolis, not too bad. 66? manassas. frederick, currently 63 degrees. check out all the 60s out in
friday stop. allison, tony, tucker and holly are there. they are on one of the -- what. a trying to say here. on one of the bays, st. mary's county, about 55 miles from the heart of d.c. that is what i'm trying to say. you don't want to miss that. leonardtown, maryland coming up at 6:00 this morning. are they dealing with a little bit of rain showers in that area too. >> there will be just a little bit down to the south but mainly we will see most of the wet weather kick in late into the course of tonight more than anything else. right now, here is a look at satellite-radar composite. we have the spin going around across the area and just a few showers to our far west but we are looking at a chance of seeing some of that later today but tonight will be our primary time but as far as today is concerned, things are pretty clear out there as far as the skies are concerned so not a whole lot going on. here is a look at your current temperatures. 77degrees at national airport. 77 at baltimore. 76 at dulles and 78 degrees this hour already at winchester. and for today, we are still talking hu
forever in the weather department. we have a couple changes into the day time hours tomorrow. allison, back to you. >>> tucker, thank you. the big story this morning: two trains collided last june killing nine people. >> now over a year later, the national transportation safety board is releasing its suspected cause of that crash. gurvir has more. >> reporter: good morning to you, that hearing will get underway in about 30 minutes after 9:30 and the board will start today by hearing from the investigators about the metro rail crash just about a year ago. again, eight passengers and the driver of one of those two trains were killed last june when one train rear ended the other train just before the fort totten station on the red line. they'll vote on the probable cause of that accident and the board will make a recommendation to avoid something like this from happening again. metro's been working to comply with recommendations made by the ntsb in the months following that crash. richard burrows is moving forward with safety improvements including putting aside $30 million over the next
:00 to 10:00 as part of our hometown friday series. gurvir, steve, allison, tony, tucker, they are all going to be out there. if you are out near there, you may want to head over and see the crew. >> take them a bottle of water. >> it will be another hot day today. it will just continue and the temperatures will rise even higher as we move through into the weekend. let's start it off with a look at our weather headlines. we will put it all into officer spective for you. there is a heat advisory today and that is in effect from noon until 9:00 tonight. that is because, once we factor in the temperatures and the humidity, our heat in d.c. is going to be into the triple digits. it will feel like it is about 100 to 105 degrees or more. staying on the into the weekend as well. state, we get near 100 degrees and that is just for our temperature. we are watching tropical storm bonnie that actually formed last night. let's take a look at our current temperatures now. yesterday we were into the 90s as far as our temperatures are concerned. we'll head there today, even warmer. right now, it is 70 deg
the week is through. more details on the forecast in just a couple of minutes. allison, back to you at the desk. >>> and water restrictions still in place for prince george's montgomery counties and those in those counties aren't conserving enough water. >> wssc is aiming to cut water usage by a third and so far it's down just 14%. all of this because of work to repair a broken water main in potomac. and joining us with some violations people have encountered is lynn riggins with wssc. good morning, lynn. >> good morning. >> and give us an idea of where repairs stand right now? >> we're scheduled to have repair wrapped up today and we are on schedule to do that and crews are working at the scene and everything is on schedule. and i cannot reiterate enough that the water restrictions are still in place. we appreciate everyone's cooperation and we know it's been a hot holiday weekend and it's a tough time to have a restriction in place but it's been a tremendous help for us to maintain the appropriate water and pressure in the sit em. and so the water restrictions on schedule. >> and
minutes. tony and allison, back to you at the desk. >>> new this morning, an autopsy will be done today to identify possible human remains found in a ditch in fairfax county. the discovery happened along route 1 and furnace road in lorton. a passerby got out of his car to get a closer look at a deer and that's when he spotted a human skull and other remains. police are working to identify the remains. >> we'll do an autopsy to determine if they are real human remains and if there is any foul play suspected. >> any missing persons in the area that we know of. >> we're looking into that possibility. >> again, the remains were found around 8:00 last night along route 1 in lorton. >>> the other big story this morning, some of the escalators at the dupont circle metro station are shut down for repairs. >> this stems from a chaotic incident that sent passengers freeing there harm's way. sarah simmons joins us from the dupont circle stop with the detailsism the smoke may have cleared but there are still a lot of headaches here at the dupont metro stop this morning. crews have been working thro
. allison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau. she has that story. good morning, allison. >> reporter: good morning, dave. republicans here on capitol hill made a last attempt to keep this lawsuit from going to court, but they failed in a 55- 43 senate vote last night. the law makes illegal immigration a state christmas and gives police authority to question a person's immigration status if they are detained for another crime and there's reasonable suspicion. today the justice department and civil rights groups and individuals will challenge it in two cases in court. cities like san francisco that protect immigration should be challenged too. >> it's interesting the obama administration is suing arizona for enforcing federal law while ignoring many sanctuary cities that openly flaunt their resistance to federal law. >> the feds want to block the law before it takes effect next week. it's unclear if the judge will issue a ruling during today's hearing. reporting live from washington, d.c., allison burns, "ktvu channel 2 news." >>> time now, 6:17. new ktvu field poll that s
16th, 2010. live look there over northwest dc as we get the morning started. i'm allison seymour. we will check in with the rest of the gang in the next hour. welcome to fox 5 morning news. we want to get things started off with a look at the weather today. i think no rain, but it will be hot again. right chuck, we are back in the heat. >>> yesterday 92 degrees. today mid to upper 90s. a heat advisory at 11:00. plenty of water if you are going to be outside. take warning that conditions around here will be muggy. satellite radar, you can see quiet conditions, weak cold front to north and west. could be an isolated thunderstorm late today and tonight. really better chance this weekend. then maybe a 20% chance. we are going to be quiet rain wise next couple of days. here are your temperatures. 78 reagan national. 78 fredericksburg. ocean city 77. hagerstown 77. lots of sunshine and hot this afternoon. more details in two minutes. >>> a look at the top stories, bp says a new cap over the blownout well finally stopped the oil leak in the gulf of mexico. it's a temporary fix. the cap has
in new york and allison. it will be a hot one out there. the heat wave is continuing, gwen. it will be a scorcher for them. >> i hope they've taken the sunglasses, a sun shade and some of those nice portable fans. >> hopefully, they are near a pool. >> maybe one of the nice neighbors will have a fool for them. we have a nice hot day in store for you today. take a look at where we hit yesterday for our daytime highs. 96degrees at national airport. 95 at dulles and 94 degrees at baltimore. we continue to see temperatures continuing way, way above seasonal. right now, it is already starting to get warmer out there. 78degrees at d.c. this hour. we've got 73 at baltimore. 82degrees at this hour of the morning already. we've got 71 degrees at dulles. here is alike at what is happening on satellite-radar. not much for us. we have fairly clear skies, looking at a lot of sunshine. most of the action well to the north of us and to the south. we also have a heat advisory in effect. here is a look at your day planner. things will be steaming up. our high today will be around 98 degrees
joins us with more on the story. good morning, allison. >> reporter: good morning to you, almost the entire bay area delegation voted against it. house speaker nancy pelosi did not vote. more than 100 democrats voted against it saying the fight in afghanistan has gone on too long. >> while evidence continues to mount that our military engagement in afghanistan has become a quagmire of corruption and ill defined objectives, the bill, if you can believe this, will provide another $37 billion. >> reporter: but norm dick says the pentagon needs the money for the troops. >> we have had months to work on this thing and it's now time to get the job done. >> now, the democrats are saying they are going to keep fighting for more than $20 billion in emergency aid to the states. money that was stripped from the war funding bill. if the democrats want to use it to prevent teacher layoffs around the country. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> thank you, allison. hopefully the commute is going well. i know sal is watching everything. >> >>> it is going well. no major problems here.
. >> and i'm allison seymour. and as we turn things over to tucker born -- tucker barnes with more on a little experiment we're doing this morning. we're melting stuff. tuck. >> thanks so much. the first thing i noticed out here, the temperature 80 degrees and not bad. but the humidity is hard. and we'll have temperatures pushing 100 degrees. we'll talk temperatures first. currently at reagan national, 82 degrees. we're not cooling off overnight. hagerstown, 77. baltimore is 79 and in ocean city it's currently 76 degrees. so given an hour or two temperatures will jump to the 90s and this afternoon we'll be flirting with 100 degrees again. satellite radar, there is nothing happening here. high pressure, we've been talking about it the last several days, continues across the mid-atlantic. it's not just washington, it's philadelphia, new york and up to boston with the record high temperatures yesterday. but just a few passing clouds in the forecast today. might hold the temperature down a degree or two from yesterday but once again dealing with the record heat across the area. here is
in cooler temperatures last night. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. two people were killed by falling trees. >> the power has been knocked out to more than 300,000 homes and businesses. could take days before all that power is restored. >> because there's no power, montgomery county has cancelled all of its summer school classes and activities for the entire day. also all montgomery parks and counties -- parks and rec activities are cancelled. >> we have some other closings and cancellations just in. ivy mount school in rockdale closed today. anne arundel closed. only the german town and tacoma park silver springs are opening. all the other locations closed due to the power outages this morning. >> the good news, it's a little cooler which helps when there is no power and you have to sleep with the windows open. >> at least we do have that, a little bit of good news where folks don't have power, we have had cooler temperatures in some areas during the overnight hours, less humidity as well and even this morning our humidity levels have been around 60% so that's certa
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